Robert Joseph Schanck

August 10, 1950September 10, 2018

Robert (Bobby) J. Schanck of Marietta, GA went to be with Our Lord September 10, 2018 after bravely battling cancer. He was born August 10, 1950 in Miami, FL where he resided until moving to Marietta with his wife and daughter in 1985. Bobby worked for the Seaboard Railroad and MetroRail in Miami and subsequently retired from his career with MARTA in Atlanta, GA. As a child he lived with his family in Coral Gables, FL. He attended Coral Gables High School and Miami-Dade Community College before enlisting in the US Army during the Vietnam War. Just prior to the end of his tour of duty, through his best friend and current brother-in-law (Bruce), he met and married the love of his life, Hildegard (Polly) Cooper. The “apple of his eye” was their beautiful daughter Katie. Bobby had a very special love for Family and Country. He was a devout Christian of the Catholic faith. His love for sports, especially his beloved Miami Dolphins, was only surpassed by his love for his family and the Lord. Bobby is survived by his wife of 45 years, Hildegard (Polly) Schanck and his daughter, Katharine (Katie) Schanck. Polly and Katie have been by his side unwaveringly through his illness. He is also survived by his sister, Margie Dunn of Coral Gables, FL; his brother, David Schanck of Miami, FL; his brother Jack Wall of Chicago, IL; his sister Carol Grandy of Miami, FL; his sister and brother-in-law, Bruce and Vickie Milne of Marietta, GA; his sister and brother-in-law, Charles and Stephanie Posey of Marietta, GA; his brother-in-law, Christopher Cooper of Benicia, CA; and numerous nieces and nephews who all loved him very much. His life was a true testament to love of family and honor to his country. The graveside funeral service will be at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 11:30am. Military Honors will be presented


  • Graveside Service Thursday, September 13, 2018

Robert Joseph Schanck

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Katie Schanck

September 22, 2018

My dad gave me so many wonderful attributes, my sense of humor, my love for music..especially rock n roll and my love for traveling & exploring are just a few. He was my protector & a great supporter of everything I did. I know he was proud of me & loved me so much.
I am so lucky to have had such a wonderful father for so long.
I miss you daddy. I’m glad you are not suffering any longer & I know I will see you again someday. I love you ❤️

Polly Schanck

September 18, 2018

“Everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.”- John 11:26

My darling husband Bobby, I miss you with all my heart and don’t know how to carry on another day without you by my side.

You have been the love of my life, you bought me such happiness and our beautiful daughter Katie who is the joy of our lives.

Know you were a devout Christian, a man of high character who rests in the arms of our Lord now.

My greatest comfort is that we will be reunited in the presence of our Lord, on that day we will sing and shout the Victory.

All my love forever, Polly

Cindy Terry

September 14, 2018

We said good bye to you yesterday sweet Uncle. Know that you are loved and will be remembered by this neice forever. I thank you for being a constant in my life. You were the type that in physical form you would think would be front and center. But you were a background player. A constant watchful eye. A protector. Speaking up with a witty jab or two. Easy going but opinionated. Fierce and gentle. Your were a walking oxymoron. I’m glad I have the memory of that last Georgia football game playing on the tv in your hospice room. The image of you fighting to stay awake to see those Dawgs conquer! And you did fight! I saw it so many time in so many ER’s, hospital rooms, ICU beds, rehab centers and hospice suites. You fought until the end with your soulmate at your side. I have to say you choose well to have Polly as your wife. Bobby, she matched you in that fight. Never giving up. Always there to make sure you had everything you could possibly need and more. And your beautiful daughter Katie. The soft gentle support and constant love. She gets that from you. We have all grown and learned from your life. Especially this last chapter of it. I have witnessed what I had already learned from this family.. that family and God are the MOST important things in this life. That LOVE does conquer all. Thank you Bobby for allowing me to be an intimate part of this last chapter, I wouldn’t have changed a second of it. I got to see love, caring and compassion in its rawest form. Thank you for that. I love you dear uncle. You are missed. You are loved. And as I promised when I held your hand during those last few minutes we will all be ok. Your precious daughter and beloved wife will be ok. Even this neice will be ok. We will keep you in our hearts. We will remember all the important things. We will keep your memory alive. And we will all be ok, Until we meet again. Love, Your Cindy